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    Tired after i eat... ?

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    Every time i eat, i end up getting so tired i want to take a nap! what gives?

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    It has been happening to me too lately. Coincidentally it started after I upped my protein. I need to go back to my 4-6 oz. serving of protein rich foods per meal.

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    How much carb are you eating at these meals?
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    this past meal was only 8 carbs

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    Hmm, OK. I get that when I eat too many carbs...

    I wonder whether, like Cleo, it might be too much protein for you? or maybe not enough fat?
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    I have the same problem. I think it's a circadian rhythm thing for me.

    Here, read this~ http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread66066.html

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    This is totally unscientific, but if you watch carnivores or omnivores they ALWAYS nap after a meal! I think it's natural - maybe a sign that your body is moving into/out of digestion mode whereas before it was always kind of half-in digestion mode? If at all possible, go catch 20 min. of zzzzzs. It feels awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misti View Post
    Hmm, OK. I get that when I eat too many carbs...

    I wonder whether, like Cleo, it might be too much protein for you? or maybe not enough fat?

    you might be on to something. i had 76 grams of protein!
    Last edited by texasblackrose; 09-21-2012 at 02:06 PM. Reason: misspelled

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasblackrose View Post
    you might be on to something. i had 76 grams of protein!
    Um, yeah, dude, that'll do it. Protein is energy-intensive to digest. The thermic effect of protein (number of calories required to digest as a percent of calories consumed) is 25% compared to 4-5% for carbohydrate and fat. Eating a giant wallop of protein will put me in slug mode every time too.
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    I honestly dont know how much protein i should be having a day.
    Im 26 - 323lbs - women 5'9 - anyone have a good base for protein?

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